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DGII says that they are still collecting on Dream Casinos tax debt

In a belated response to an investigate report published in Diario Libre on favorable treatment given to the Dream Casinos operators over the years, Tax Agency (DGII) director, Magin Diaz told the newspaper that the casino tax debt had not elapsed. In a recent editorial, Diario Libre had demanded an explanation from the Tax Agency as to why the lenience and benevolent treatment given to the casino company over the years by the DGII. In the letter, he guaranteed the institution would collect using legal mechanisms.

Diario Libre had published that the state would be losing RD$637,420,000 in due taxes if the request for the DGII to accept that the debt had expired was accepted.

“Do not doubt that the debt of the casinos with this institution and that in our systems shows to still be in effect, will be collected on the base of mechanisms provided by the law, and until the courts consider evidence showing the contrary,” Diaz replied to Diario Libre executive editor Adriano Miguel Tejada.

He explained that while three years have elapsed, the process had been suspended on several occasions extending the term in which to collect on the arrears to five years.

Diario Libre had reported that on 7 and 10 November 2017, Dream Casinos had requested the DGII acknowledge the expiration of the arrears regarding the casinos operated by the company. In its heyday, the company operated 12 casinos in six provinces nationwide.

This is the same Dream Casino in which Antonio Carbone, a Toronto, Canada casino executive was sentenced on 26 August 2017 to 20 years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder. Along with his brother Francesco, Carbone was one of the founders of the Dream Casino group, a multi-million dollar Caribbean venture that resulted in a series of lawsuits and countersuits revolving around the ownership and control of the company.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

Dec 12, 2017

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